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MORECK, Curt.

Fuhrer durch das "lasterhafte" Berlin.

[A Guide through "Vicious" Berlin].

Leipzig: Verlag moderner Stadfuhrer, [1931] Stock Code: 147978
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First edition, first printing, of this rather uncommon guide to the notorious nightlife of Weimar Berlin. Moreck and his writings were proscribed by the Nazis from 1933. His works from immediately before this period are, as such understandably hard to find.

"Curt Moreck" was one of the many pseudonyms of prolific writer, translator and editor Konrad Haemmerling (1888-1957). He studied as an actor in Cologne and Bonn, and then became a freelance writer in Munich and later Berlin.

The guide has numerous lurid illustrations by (in order of appearance): Paul Kamm, "Christophe", Jeanne Mammen, Imre Goth, Hans Reinhard, F. Hilf, Hans Leu, Heinrich Zille, Christian Shad, George Grosz, Matthias Schultz, F. Meisel, "Duperrex", "Kainer", "Melchior", "Benari", W. Krain, Kurt Wirth, Otto Linnekogel and Alois Florath. This copy has the cancel imprint sticker on the title page as often.

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Description

Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front board lettered in gilt, illustration gilt to front.

Illustrations

Colour and monochrome plates.

Condition

Cocked, small stain to front boards, the binding otherwise sound and bright, internally clean and fresh; a very good copy indeed.

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